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California Lyresnake - Trimorphodon lyrophanes

(Cope, 1860)

 

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Adult, near Loreto, Baja California Sur © William Flaxington Adult, near Loreto, Baja California Sur
© William Flaxington
Glossy Snake Glossy Snake Glossy Snake
Adult, San Matias Pass,Baja California
© Stuart Young
Adult, Loreto, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
Glossy Snake Glossy Snake Glossy Snake
These two adult males were found combatting on a road at night in mid June near Puertectios, Baja California © Stuart Young
     
Habitat
Carmen Island Zebra-tailed Lizard habitat San Matias Pass San Matias Pass
Habitat, near Loreto, Baja California Sur
© William Flaxington
Habitat, San Matias Pass, Baja California © Stuart Young Habitat, Loreto, Baja California Sur
© Stuart Young
     
Short Video
  California Lyresnake  
  Two males found in combat at night on a road in Baja California. At the end, one of them gives up and races away.
© Stewart Young
 
     

References:


Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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